Well finally, the secret has been revealed and it might surprise you. Ever wondered what that tiny hole next to your iPhone’s camera lens is for? That little hole isn’t actually anything to do with the camera, it is a teeny tiny microphone.
It’s probably not even registered with you that there’s a tiny hole on the back of your iPhone next to the camera – go on, have a look.
Turned your phone back around yet? Good, we’ll continue.
But before you start with the conspiracy theories, it’s not so the government can listen in on your calls or even record what the in-person calls going on around the phone (a very scary thought).
According to Cosmopolitan, The little mic has been positioned on the back of your iPhone to help improve the overall quality when using apps such as FaceTime. The clever designers at Apple thought people might hold their phone in a slightly obscure way when showing callers their #fromwhereistand view, so they added it in to boost things up a bit.
This teeny microphone, which is one of three, has actually been on all iPhones since the 5s model was introduced to the market, but it is only now that people are finally discovering what it is for.
Apple’s Phil Schiller said: “We now have not two but three microphones. This helps in Facetime calls, in videos, we can use them for noise cancellation, and we can use them … for applications like Siri.”